Posted: Mon 12th Aug 2013

The Top 10 Baby Names In Wales.

News and Info from Deeside, Flintshire, North Wales
This article is old - Published: Monday, Aug 12th, 2013

Latest Figures from the Office for National Statistics published today reveal the most popular baby names in Wales and England in 2012 

Harry and Amelia were the most popular first names given to babies born in England and Wales in 2012, maintaining the top spots from 2011

In Wales, Jacob was the most popular name for baby boys, replacing Oliver, while Amelia replaced Lily as the most popular name for baby girls.

New entries onto the top 100 list include  Hugo, Sonny Theodore, and Ellis for the boys, while the girls news entries include, Mollie, Ivy, Darcey and Violet.

The top 10

  Boys     Girls
Rank England Wales   Rank England Wales
1 Harry Jacob   1 Amelia Amelia
2 Oliver Oliver   2 Olivia Ava
3 Jack Riley   3 Jessica Mia
4 Charlie Jack   4 Emily Lily
5 Jacob Alfie   5 Lily Olivia
6 Thomas Harry   6 Ava Ruby
7 Alfie Charlie   7 Isla Seren
8 Riley Dylan   8 Sophie Evie
9 William William   9 Mia Ella
10 James Mason   10 Isabella Grace

The published ranks have been produced using exact spelling of first names given on the birth certificate.

The separate England and Wales ranks are based on the usual residence of the mother, rather than where the baby was born.

Full lists can be found here: ONS

Spotted something? Got a story? Send a Facebook Message | A direct message on Twitter | Email:


Plans to build a new Lidl in Connah’s Quay formally submitted to Flintshire Council


£14 million boost for Welsh food and drink businesses


Applications open for emergency financial support from Economic Resilience Fund


Chester’s new City Policing team unveiled


Cost-of-living ‘perfect storm’ not just looming- it’s landed, says Plaid Cymru


Station Road in Queensferry reopens after incident


Abuse of staff at Flintshire recycling centres leads to permit changes


North Wales man sentenced for controlling and coercive behaviour


Adorable baby mandrills born at Chester Zoo after ten year wait